Gotta love a free mixtape or EP, especially if it’s good music. Well…. the Astral22 Unofficial Official Imperial Mixtape is here. It contains never before heard mixes, edits, mash ups, snippets of the Astral22 Releases Imperial Progressive Soul Collection Vol. 1 release. The original album has a great list of talent. They are MZ. Pat, Heidi Martin, Rena Scott, Lenora Jaye, katie Cole, Simone, Shuane, Shanell Renee, Katie Cole, Rogiers, La Sonya Gunter, Fernando Cardo, and Stephanie Renee. It’s a great preview of the whole album, but it’s only about nine minutes long. I know I’m being greedy, but it’s so good you want it to go on. You can download it here.
Astral22 dropped a line to let me know about his latest project, Imperial Progressive Soul Collection Volume One. You may ask, who is Astral22? Well.. he is a jack of all trades, in the music industry. Besides being a producer, writer, and starting the record label Trans Phatt Records, he has a great ear for talent. In Trans Phatt Records first release, he meshes Soul, Nu/Neo Soul, R&B, with touches of Jazz and Funk. This nice combination creates a album that has a flow to it, that just works.
I have to admit, I’ve not heard of anyone on this album, but I can tell you that I will now search down more music from each artist. The artists on the album are (in order of appearance) MZ. Pat, Heidi Martin, Rena Scott, Lenora Jaye, katie Cole, Simone, Shuane, Shanell Renee, Katie Cole, Rogiers, La Sonya Gunter, Fernando Cardo, and Stephanie Renee. You can preview the tracks from the album here.
If this is just the first release of Trans Phatt Records, then I can’t wait till the 2nd release. Hopefully a Volume Two? At least there’s hoping. :) To buy this album jump over to CDBaby, Soul Brother Records, Dusty Grooves, or even The Soul Shop. Enjoy.
You may have caught the previous releases from Soul Unsigned (website). They are a collection of artists that haven’t been picked up by major labels, but that doesn’t mean the talent isn’t present. Quite the opposite. Their website is just a treasure trove of good deliciousness. From the four previous releases, to the constant free radio downloads, and now this solid album. You may not have heard of any of the artists, but 1999 no had heard of Jill Scott either. The artists on the album are Ashanti Munir, Antoinette, Lisa Zure, Woody Cunningham, Trish Andrews, Fola, LeNora Jaye, Eddie Sea, Aaron Sledge, Razzberry, Tracey harris, Sophia Nelson, Jua, Tammy Harris, Ariana Jane, Donald Sheffey, and Nash Reed. You can purchase this album and sample some tracks here.
1. Ashanti Munir – I’m staying home tonight
2. Antoinette – Where do we go from here
3. Lisa Zure – Tongue tide
4. Woody Cunningham – Never say never
5. Trish Andrews – On my mind
6. Fola – Phenomenal woman
7. LeNora Jaye – Living for today
8. Eddie Sea Ft. Aaron Sledge – India
9. Razzberry – At times
10. Tracey Harris – Can’t settle for less
11. Sophia Nelson – Over
12. Jua – Lost paradise
13. Tammy Harris – Come over
14. Ariana Jane – Mirage
15. Donald Sheffey – Just Because
16. Nash Reed – Saying less